Northwestern

Charleston County, South Carolina Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS119

Dates

  • 1719-1763 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of twenty volumes of bound carbon copy transcriptions of records from Charleston County, South Carolina kept between 1719 and 1763. Included are records of deeds, minutes from the clerk of the court, records of proceedings in the court of common pleas, wills, and inventory lists of property. Wills and inventory lists provide detailed records about slave ownership, manumission, indentures and apprenticeships, animals, furniture, books, equipment, tools, boats and miscellaneous property, especially business and trade inventories.

  • Abstract

    The Carolina settlement of Charles Town, named in honor of King Charles II of England, was established after English settlers arrived in 1670; it was renamed Charleston in 1783. From 1720 until 1773 South Carolina was under English jurisdiction as a Crown Colony. This collection consists of twenty volumes of bound carbon copy transcriptions of records from Charleston County, South Carolina kept between 1719 and 1763.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The collection was donated in 1997 by History Professor Emeritus Clarence L. Ver Steeg, Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Sigrid Pohl Perry, January 1998.

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